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My Favorite Wrestler (This Week): The Young Bucks

This week in wrestling, NJPW completed its weekend in Long Beach, Chuckie T went for The Big One in PWG, AJ Styles won the US one at MSG, and WWE finished building to Great Balls of Fire. Here's my favorite wrestler(s) this week. Who's yours?

The Young Bucks

Wrestling isn’t typically the place to go to find incredible, sincere gestures of kindness and compassion, yet at the second night of NJPW’s G1 Special in USA, such an act took place. And it was by the Bullet Club’s residents superkick partiers, The Young Bucks, no less.

The moment I’m talking about is, of course, the tribute The Young Bucks made to Dave Meltzer’s father, Herbert Meltzer, who recently passed away. The Bucks hit a new, ultimate version of the Meltzer Driver during their match with Roppongi Vice, naming the move the Herbert Meltzer Driver, in honor of Dave’s father.

I went into the G1 Special expecting some great wrestling, and I was not disappointed. What I did not expect was one of the sweetest, and most dangerous tributes I have ever seen. Certainly not from Young Bucks of all people. No offense to them, but kindness and compassion aren’t typical Bullet Club attributes.

Wrestling in 2017 is just full of surprises. At this rate, I may still have hope that Tomohiro Ishii will someday become IWGP Heavyweight Champion.